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Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Hydrochlorothiazide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 59,875 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 549 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 59,875 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide. Among them, 549 people (0.92%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.24% of all the 226,539 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Hydrochlorothiazide reports

Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss5.56%11.11%16.67%11.11%27.78%27.78%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss89.26%10.74%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%1.04%3.75%11.25%21.88%62.08%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Hydrochlorothiazide ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%57.14%42.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (99 people, 18.03%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (46 people, 8.38%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (36 people, 6.56%)
  4. Hepatitis c (31 people, 5.65%)
  5. Depression (26 people, 4.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (96 people, 17.49%)
  2. Atenolol (80 people, 14.57%)
  3. Lisinopril (74 people, 13.48%)
  4. Lipitor (65 people, 11.84%)
  5. Norvasc (56 people, 10.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have severe itching and hair loss. I have been to dermatologists and have been prescribed clove taxol propionate foam and other topical treatments for the itch. However, my scalp continues to itch and I have loss hair down to the scalp and hair thinning where my scalp shows.

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  • I suffered quad tear, knee locked out, I felt intense pain in the back of my leg. My leg was bruised from the knee to buttocks (red and black) my knee was bruised, my ankles bruised, and my shin was bruised from knee to ankle.

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